http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/politics/05policy.html?_r=1&ref=politics So if I were a federal employee, I would be prepared to take long extended leaves, when the GOP shuts down government, AGAIN. That is how they try to convince people they are saving money. They shut down the federal government. But it never works out, because sooner or later, everyone figures out that they are not actually saving anything. They are just doing what they do best, OBSTRUCT. THE PARTY OF NO RULES.